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Job description

The Role

We are looking for exceptional CCAB qualified financial accounting or qualified audit professionals with systems expertise to unlock the ultimate benefits of Making Tax Digital work through quality data, analytics, accounting and estimation in respect £650bn+ of public monies. This is an unprecedented opportunity to work with a breadth of partners to build a positive difference to UK public sector finance.

Often working with Senior Civil Servants, the broad aim of the role is to make a real difference to public sector finances and realise the benefits of making tax digital.

As part of the role, the post holders will work on a project to ensure the high quality of our transactional data in supporting automation, future convergence, financial reporting and analytics for first class policy decision-making.

The successful candidate will:

1. Work collaboratively with experts and manage an intelligent client function to perform end to end reviews of transactional data flows across HMRC, influencing and negotiating to improve the evidence around our accounting judgements, internal controls and quality data underlying our material balances in the Trust Statement and Resource Accounts. At the same time the post-holder will spot opportunities for greater automation and control over processes and data and enhanced data analytics. You will need to be innovative in your thinking when developing new processes and concepts;

2. Own the development of the Finance Business Partner function for the Trust Statement to understand and align business requirements and decision-making;

3. Deliver future engagement with the Making Tax Digital programme to ensure the foundations are robust enough to support future convergence and addressing any technical debt;

4. Excellent interpersonal & influencing skills - You will be able to relate to people at all levels in an organisation and to establish and maintain respect both professionally and personally;

5. Solid experience in engaging partners and project management skills. You will establish, build and maintain relationships with partners of strategic importance to HMRC;

6. Need to have extensive experience of financial accounting and audit, financial systems and data management.

Person Specification

Essential Criteria:

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate proven knowledge and experience in the following:
1. A CCAB accountancy qualification;
2. Extensive knowledge and experience of financial accounting/financial audit;
3. Experience of financial systems, processes;
4. Experience in Project management;
5. Proven successful Leadership skills (demonstration of confidence, communication and influencing);
6. Excellent communication skills, written and verbal; ability to clearly communicate complex and sensitive issues at all levels
7. Corporate perspective and willingness and ability to constructively challenge.

Desirable Criteria:

1. Political and strategic awareness;
2. Experience in Tax, Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Process Re-engineering;
3. Experience of data management;
4. Experience of Tax management and collection.

Additional Information:

Please note - although this role is based in either Worthing or Croydon, the successful candidate will be expected to travel to and work from Southend on a regular basis.

A reserve list may be held for a period of 12 months from which further appointments may be made. This does not guarantee that you will be offered a future post.

The Jobholder should be aware of the potential for the risk of financial loss in the day to day work and be responsible for taking action when you or your staff identify instances of this. The Jobholder will be accountable for ensuring mitigating action is taken as appropriate.

Applicants who do, or wish to, work an alternative pattern are welcome to apply. The preferred working pattern may or may not be available. You should discuss this with the vacancy holder before you submit your application. Candidates who do not agree their working pattern with the vacancy holder prior to applying may be rejected.


Qualified CCAB accountant


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
  • Changing and Improving
  • Making Effective Decisions



  • Access to learning and development tailored to your role
  • A working environment supports a range of flexible working options
  • A working culture which encourages inclusion and diversity
  • A Civil Service pension
  • 22 days leave (pro rata for part time staff), increasing to 25 after a year's
    service and 30 days after 10 years' service.

    If you are applying for a role in an office within a regional center location or a transitional or specialist site, then the following may apply: Daily Travel Assistance will be available for this role, provided the successful applicant is a current HMRC employee and meets the eligibility requirements outlined in the department's Daily Travel Assistance guidance.

    Things you need to know


    Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

    Selection process details

    This vacancy is using Success Profiles , and will assess your Behaviours and Experience.

    Application Stage

    As part of the application process you will be asked to submit a CV which will consist of 3 sections - Qualifications, Career History and Skills/Experience.

    Within the Skills and Experience section of the CV, please demonstrate your suitability to the role, in particular providing evidence of the following:

    1) Extensive knowledge and experience of financial accounting/financial audit;
    2) Experience of financial systems, processes;
    3) Proven successful Leadership skills (demonstration of confidence, communication and influencing);
    4) Excellent communication skills, written and verbal; ability to clearly communicate complex and sensitive issues at all levels;
    5) Corporate perspective and willingness and ability to constructively challenge.

    Please note that your application will be rejected if you do not have the mandatory CCAB qualification

    Interview Stage

    If you progress to interview you will assessed against all of the skills and experience detailed under the Person Specification and Essential Criteria. You will also be assessed against the following two Civil Service Behaviours:

    1) Changing and Improving - Seek out opportunities to create effective change and suggest innovative ideas for improvement. Review ways of working, including seeking and providing feedback.

    2) Making Effective Decisions - Use evidence and knowledge to support accurate, expert decisions and advice. Carefully consider alternative options, implications and risk of decisions.

    The sift will be carried out within 21 days of the closing date. An interview, if required, will be carried out within 21 days of the sift results.

    Further Information

    Any move to HMRC will mean you will no longer be able to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.

    A reserve list will be held for a period of 12 months from which further appointments can be made.

    Customer facing roles in HMRC require the ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English and/or Welsh where required. Where this is an essential requirement this will be tested as part of the selection process.

    Security Update

    If you are successful and transferring from another Government Department, we will carry out a check of your identity, nationality, and immigration status (including the right to work in the UK) and a criminal record check before confirming your appointment.

    Successful candidates must pass a Disclosure and Barring Security Check/Disclosure Scotland/Access NI (delete as appropriate: If location is in England will be DBS, Scotland will be Disclosure Scotland & Northern Ireland will be Access NI). Please note that HMRC have an exemption under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, which enables us to make enquiries about both unspent and spent convictions.

    In order to process applications without delay, we will be sending a Criminal Record Check to Disclosure and Barring Service /Disclosure Scotland/Access NI (delete as appropriate: If location is in England will be DBS, Scotland will be Disclosure Scotland & Northern Ireland will be Access NI) on your behalf. However, we recognise in exceptional circumstance some candidates will want to send their completed forms direct. If you will be doing this, please advise Government Recruitment Service of your intention by emailing Pre-Employment.Checks@cabinetoffice.gov.uk stating the job reference number in the subject heading.

    New entrants are expected to join on the minimum of the pay band.

    In November 2015, HMRC announced the next step in our ten-year modernisation programme to create a tax authority fit for the future, committing to high-quality jobs and the creation of new regional centres serving every region and nation in the UK. We set out our plans to consolidate into 13 large, modern offices, equipped with the digital infrastructure and training facilities needed to build a more highly-skilled workforce. These offices will be located in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Belfast, Newcastle, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Croydon and Stratford. There will also be a small number of specialist sites, where the work cannot be done anywhere else, in Gartcosh (near Glasgow), Telford, Ipswich, Worthing and Dover, as well as our headquarters in central London. In addition, our Welsh language service has people in specialist roles located in Porthmadog, as well as Cardiff. If you are recruited into an office that is not one of these locations, you will be expected, subject to HMRC's applicable policies, to move to one of these locations in the future. In some cases this will be via a transitional site. If you are not a current civil servant, you will not be eligible for financial assistance for your move to the regional centre or a transitional or specialist site. If you are a current HMRC employee and you joined HMRC through an advert that was advertised on or after 11/01/2017, you will not be eligible for financial assistance for your move to the regional centre or a transitional or specialist site. This is in line with the terms of your original appointment to HMRC. For more information please contact the vacancy holder.

    Terms and Conditions

    Some of HMRC Terms and Conditions of employment changed on 1st May 2013, these will apply to people who are new recruits to HMRC or who take a new job in HMRC on promotion. The document attached to this advertisement provides more information on the changes we made, please note this is not a full list of HMRC's terms and conditions. If you need to discuss how these changes might affect you, please contact the vacancy holder. For further information on terms and conditions please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-revenue-customs/about/recruitment#annual-leave


    If you are currently working for an OGD and would like to consider the impact on your pay when joining HMRC, please see the attached document "Pay on Transfer from OGD" for further information.

    Reasonable adjustment
    If a person with disabilities is put at a substantial disadvantage compared to a non-disabled person, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes.

    If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, you should:

    Contact Government Recruitment Service via hmrcrecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs.

    Complete the "Assistance required" section in the "Additional requirements" page of your application form to tell us what changes or help you might need further on in the recruitment process. For instance, you may need wheelchair access at interview, or if you're deaf, a Language Service Professional.

    Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

    Nationality requirements

    Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here .

    Working for the Civil Service

    The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

    We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles .

    The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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    £62,789.00 - £78,020.00
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